Canoe Hire and Activities

canoeing on Loch Lomond is one of the best ways to explore

Canoes and kayaks can be hired from Balmaha House

and be launched directly opposite the bed and breakfast. This is a great way to explore Loch Lomond and its islands. Located right on the shores of Loch Lomond and just some 5 min paddling to the first of the Islands (Inchcailloch), where you can hop on and explore other islands with castles, deer, capercaille and even wallabies, ancient graveyards with the burying place of Rob Roy`s cousin and some of the most scenic landscapes in the world. Loch Lomond is 25 miles long and offers a hugh variety of places to see from the water. All safety equipment is supplied and a packed lunch can be provided for guests. Before setting off in a canoe you should be aware of the SCA paddlers code. Advanced booking is recommended as canoe numbers and types are limited. Please read our waiver before hiring a canoe and take note of the guidelines therein. To book canoes for hire complete the form here and send it to us.

Other Activities

Fishing on Loch Lomond on the north end near Inversnaid

Loch Lomond is now a integral part of Scotland's first National Park and as such is an area of outstanding natural scenic beauty and landscape. The landscape offers the opportunity to participate in a great number of outdoor pursuits either on the water or on land. With Ben lomond overlooking the loch and the West Highland Way running the length of the east shore of Loch Lomond the area is popular all year round for walkers and Munro Baggers. Other interesting Munros can be climbed from the north at Inverarnan or from the west shore from Inveruglas.

On the water, there are many different ways to explore the landscape either by canoe, jet ski, motor cruiser or take a pleasure cruise on one of the many boats that operate on the loch. Uniquely, Loch Lomond Seaplanes operates a service from Cameron House Hotel where you can take an aerial flight around the West of Scotland and beyond. There is also a Waterbus Taxi service that operates in the Summer which makes getting from one place to another very easy and can make your itinerary more exciting.

Loch Lomond and Golf go hand in hand having been the venue for the Scottish Open Championship for many years. The Carrick, part of the Cameron House Hotel is a new course opened in 2007 and is unique in its layout.

Bike Hire is available in the nearby village of Drymen with some great forest cycling from the village. In inclement weather days the nearby Glengoyne Distillery is open all year for tours and whisky tasting sessions.